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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Relafen (Overview)

Relafen is a pain medication.


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What is relafen or nabumetone?

What is relafen or nabumetone?

Relafin: Relafen (nabumetone) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Relafen (Overview)

Relafen is a pain medication.


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Has any one prescribed relafen (nabumetone) for knee pain related to arthritis?

Has any one prescribed relafen (nabumetone) for knee pain related to arthritis?

Relafin: Relafen (nabumetone) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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How can nsaid relafen (nabumetone) be used for inflammation and back pain?

How can nsaid relafen (nabumetone) be used for inflammation and back pain?

General Answer: Not sure precisely what this is asking, but all nsaids may be used to reduce inflammation & pain. They interfere with the chemical cascade initiated by injury which can result in pain &/or inflammation. This interference results in a decrease in both symptoms. ...Read more

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How effective is relafen (nabumetone) for arthritis?

How effective is relafen (nabumetone) for arthritis?

Its ok: Its one of the milder nsaids with relatively
low GI side effects
i personally rarely use it. ...Read more

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Thank you! Could you give me your opinion of which works best and is safer with the least chance of negative side effects: mobic, (meloxicam) relafen or voltaren?

Thank you! Could you give me your opinion of which works best and is safer with the least chance of negative side effects: mobic, (meloxicam) relafen or voltaren?

Even odds: These are all members of the NSAID family. They all have about the same potential for side effects such as stomach irritation or possibly some salt and water retention (edema). There are some small studies that suggest that diclofenac might have slightly better analgesic effect but they all have fairly equivalent anti-inflammation properties. ...Read more

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Do u have any none interactions between relafen (nabumetone) and instaflex?

See below: I am not aware of any but checking with the pharmacist they could probably do a thorough medication drug interaction check for you. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed relafen (nabumetone) & flexaril for tension headaches (very stressful time). Not helping much. Are there any other prescription options? Should I call her?

Dr prescribed relafen (nabumetone) & flexaril for tension headaches (very stressful time). Not helping much. Are there any other prescription options? Should I call her?

Other options: Have you tried excedrin headache? I found it works well on some patients. The best treatment is obviously stress relief, as that is the cause of tension headache. You may also want to try meditation and see if that helps. ...Read more

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What is relafen or nabumetone?

Relafin: Relafen (nabumetone) belongs to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body.

There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how relafen (nabumetone) is taken?

Does anyone know how relafen (nabumetone) is taken?

I'll tell!: Usaully two 750mg tableets together, or one two times a day. Relafen (nabumetone) is inactive in your stomach, and is converted to its active form by the liver. Therefore it can be once daily and great for arthritis or any chronic pain. But not good for an acute headache. Nonethless, take with fluids. If you decide to take it once daily, supper time is best. It will be around at night and am! ...Read more

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Do u have any none interactions between relafen (nabumetone) and instaflex?

See below: I am not aware of any but checking with the pharmacist they could probably do a thorough medication drug interaction check for you. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to anti-inflammatories, like relafen (nabumetone)?

What is it for: The first thing is to establish a diagnosis. The anti-inflammatories can help, but maybe you don't need them and can improve the problemwith exercise, posture, etc. All medications have alternatives but some are better than others. With the NSAID we have to watch the stomach, the kidneys, the blood pressure. Each of these can be affected in a adverse way and you need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Is relafen (nabumetone) a narcotic?

No: It is an anti inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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Is lortab the same as relafen (nabumetone)?

Is lortab the same as relafen (nabumetone)?

No: Lortab is hydrocodone and Acetaminophen and is a narcotic pain reliever. Relafan (nabumetone) is an non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How effective is relafen (nabumetone) for arthritis?

Its ok: Its one of the milder nsaids with relatively
low GI side effects
i personally rarely use it. ...Read more

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Can you take prevacid and relafen (nabumetone) at the same time?

Yes: You need to be monitored for the side effects of Relafen and other nsaids. Prevacid can help decrease the risk of GI bleeding. It is a proton pump inhibitor. Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) even has a proton pump inhibitor in the same pill with the Naproxen and decrease gastric ulcers. The proton pump inhibitors increase the protection from the NSAID induced GI ulcerations and bleeding. ...Read more

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What is the difference between relafen (nabumetone) or motrin for pain relief?

What is the difference between relafen (nabumetone) or motrin for pain relief?

Relafin, Motrin: Relafen (nabumetone) and Motrin belong to a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids).

There is no one drug that is effective for everyone when it comes to joint pain so please consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Dangers of drinking a few beers while on 750mg 2x a day Relafen (nabumetone)? How soon after stopping this medication is it safe to drink again w/o risks?

See details: Drinking a few beers a day is excessive regardless if one is taking Relafen (nabumetone) or not. Alcohol and Relafen (nabumetone) together increase the risk of major GI issues. ...Read more

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How can nsaid relafen (nabumetone) be used for inflammation and back pain?

General Answer: Not sure precisely what this is asking, but all nsaids may be used to reduce inflammation & pain. They interfere with the chemical cascade initiated by injury which can result in pain &/or inflammation. This interference results in a decrease in both symptoms. ...Read more

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Thank you! Could you give me your opinion of which works best and is safer with the least chance of negative side effects: mobic, (meloxicam) relafen or voltaren?

Even odds: These are all members of the NSAID family. They all have about the same potential for side effects such as stomach irritation or possibly some salt and water retention (edema). There are some small studies that suggest that diclofenac might have slightly better analgesic effect but they all have fairly equivalent anti-inflammation properties. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
58 Doctors shared insights

Nabumetone (Definition)

It is an non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is available by prescription only. It is used to treat arthritis and a variety of other inflammatory conditions. Nabumetone is the ...Read more